Imagine No Rhinos, Beads4Good
WILDLIFE ACT’S 5 ACTIONS TO SAVE THE RHINOS
ACT 1: EDUCATION
The Real Cost
$5,000 – Covers two wilderness camps for 30 children
$1,000 – Employs one Community Conservation Liaison officer & covers their costs for 1 month
$100 – Per child on a wilderness camp for 4-days
Wildlife ACT’s Community Conservation Education program is focused in communities surrounding protected areas in KwaZulu Natal.
Wildlife ACT runs a bush camp where we take rural children through a 4-day learning experience; teaching them about the interconnectivity of all living species and the role each plays in sustaining life.
We also employ fulltime conservation education officers who work in communities surrounding key rhino populations.
ACT 2: DEMAND REDUCTION
The Real Cost
$3,000 – Workshop with company on integrating ’No Wildlife Trade’ into their Company Profiles & Corporate Social Responsibility
$1,000 – Monthly management costs to run the project
The highest demand for rhino horn is in Viet Nam. In the Chinese tradition, the word ‘Chi’ means ‘vital energy’. It is also the concept behind TRAFFIC’s demand reduction campaign in Viet Nam that addresses the emotional motivators behind the use of rhino horn.
Their ads drive home the message that Viet Nam’s most impressive and charismatic men have created their own good fortune and know that a piece of rhino horn is no substitute for their natural talent and sheer drive to succeed.
Together with WWF, TRAFFIC and members of Project Rhino KZN, Wildlife ACT works to develop a unique business environment where concerned leaders are able to identify and trade with partners who, like them, declare not to use or trade in illegal wildlife products.
ACT 3: ANTI-POACHING
The Real Cost
US$ 4,000 per month – Zululand Anti-Poaching Wing (ZAP-Wing)
US$ 4,000 per month – Anti-Poaching support of equipment & resources for rangers & anti-poaching units, per game reserve ( 32 game reserves )
US$ 500 per month – Regional Cooperation: Support for ground-level net works that share information, intelligence and resources.
US$ 400 per Ranger – Ranger Training
As the Kruger National Park intensifies anti-poaching measures in partnership with private reserves on its borders, poaching syndicates are turning their attention to more vulnerable regions; KwaZulu Natal being a comparatively soft target with high populations of rhino.
Because of the prohibitive cost of protecting rhino and the increasing danger in the face of well-armed poachers, some private landowners have begun questioning the value of rhino to their tourism operations.
Project Rhino KZN was formed to unite all owners of rhino in support of the threat of poaching from the government conservation authorities, law enforcement agencies through to the private and community rhino owners.
The goal of Project Rhino KZN is to secure and protect critical rhino populations in KwaZulu-Natal through the provision of proactive support to private and community-owned rhino reserves and channel resources optimally into anti-poaching strategies. The initiative currently supports 32 rhino populations – private and provincial.
ACT 4: CONSERVATION
MONITORING & RELOCATION
The Real Cost
$ 5,000 -Cost to capture & relocate 2 rhinos. Veterinary costs plus cost per helicopter for 2 days
$ 1,000 – Cost to employ a rhino monitor for 1 month to track & locate rhino
$ 100 – Cost of embedding a transmitter in the horn of a rhino
A conservation imperative is to ‘grow’ new populations of rhino and monitor donor populations. On behalf of conservation authorities who do not have the means, Wildlife ACT uses innovative technologies to track and monitor populations at risk.
This includes deploying satellite and VHF tracking technology and remotely activated camera traps to gain vital, real-time information. Highly skilled Zulu game trackers support tracking in some of the most difficult terrain.
ACT 5: YOUR SUPPORT
Pledge $100 OR MORE
and receive a “IMAGINE NO RHINOS” bracelet
Pledge $500 OR MORE
and receive a LIMITED EDITION PRINT of ‘Black Rhino’ by artist Nicholas Wentworth
Pledge $5,000 OR MORE
and receive a limited edition BRONZE SCULPTURE ‘Run Rhino’ by Athol Moult
The sculpture is part of a limited edition of 12, signed and numbered by the artist.
Length – 35 cm, Height – 18 cm, Width – 14 cm
Pledge $10,000 OR MORE
and join Wildlife ACT on a RHINO CAPTURE field experience IN SOUTH AFRICA
firstname.lastname@example.orgOur mission is to develop and implement innovative, ground based and sustainable conservation models that save our wildlife, protect our wilderness and generate awareness
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